Suspect in Custody in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 66 Hartford Street in Dorchester

 

Today, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Boston Police Homicide Unit, in collaboration with the U.S. Marshals HIDTA Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Desmond Tahatdil, 56, of Dorchester, in Brooklyn, New York on an outstanding warrant for Murder. The arrest comes after an extensive fifteen-month long homicide investigation into the stabbing death of Tahatdil's son in 2017. Tahitdil remains in custody in New York and will be extradited back to Boston by the BPD Fugitive Unit to face arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court.

“I can’t say enough about the dedication and great work of my officers and the officers of the U.S. Marshals,” said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. “This lengthy investigation spanned from Boston to four different states and three different countries. It is a great example of how the partnership between the Boston Police and the U.S. Marshal service allows these crucial arrests to be made almost a year and a half after the incident at a location three states away. The efforts, determination, and collaboration of these officers are the reason this dangerous individual is in custody.”

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 7:45 AM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 66 Hartford Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim was later identified as 35-year-old Brendan Tahatdil of Dorchester.

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

 

At about 7:55 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim has since been identified as Dwayne Nelson, 27, of Haverhill, Massachusetts. 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

 

At about 7:55 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: Second Suspect Arrested in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 344 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

 

This morning, Monday, January 8, 2018, officers arrested a second suspect, 18-year-old Jawone Shepard of Roxbury, in relation to the shooting death of 17-year-old Phillip Demings of Weymouth on December 19, 2017. Shepard was arrested by virtue of a straight warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. One week earlier, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, officers arrested Jawone's brother, 20-year-old Jaquan X. Shepard of Lynn, for Murder for his involvement in Mr. Demings' homicide. Jawone will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

The facts of the original incident are as follows:

At about 7:15 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 344 Bowdoin Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his late teens suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, 17-year-old Phillip Demings of Weymouth, suffered from life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 7 Peninsula Place

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Homicide Unit, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals and law enforcement partners in the Rhode Island area, arrested 28-year-old Marquis Martin of Roxbury for Murder by virtue of a felony warrant out of Dorchester District Court. Officers were able to locate the suspect at a motel in Middleton, Rhode Island where he was placed in custody without incident after a forced entry. The arrest came just a little more than two months after the shooting death of David Cole in Dorchester. 

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “Solving every homicide remains a top priority for me and every member of my Homicide Unit. They work tirelessly on every case to not only identify those responsible, but to track them down and arrest them no matter where they try to hide. I wish to commend the great work by the Homicide Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit for identifying, tracking and removing this violent suspect from our communities.”

The original facts of the investigation are as follows: 

At about 7:48 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 7 Peninsula Place in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 30-year-old David Cole of South Boston, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on several additional warrants, including one issued out of Roxbury District Court for Assault while Armed with Intent to Murder in connection to a non-fatal shooting that occurred just prior to the fatal shooting of David Cole. During that incident, an adult male victim was shot while seated in a parked motor vehicle at about 6:24 PM on October 29, 2017, in the area of 127 Eustis Street in Roxbury. 

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Death Investigation in the Area of 344 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

 

At about 7:15 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 344 Bowdoin Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his late teens suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, 17-year-old Philip Demings of Weymouth suffered from life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Today, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, after an extensive and ongoing investigation, officers arrested 20-year-old Jaquan X. Shepard of Lynn for Murder for his involvement in Mr. Demings' homicide. Shepard will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “I commend the work that my homicide unit detectives continue to do. Their commitment to seeking justice for victims and families of homicide is admirable. As with every homicide investigation, they worked relentlessly to identify and apprehend the suspect in this case. While I hope that news of this arrest brings some comfort to the family of the victim, it should also send a message that the BPD is committed to solving every single homicide and holding the perpetrators accountable.”

UPDATE: BPD Investigators Charge Suspect in Connection to Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Jamaica Plain

 

Less than a week after a 56-year-old male was killed in a 2-car motor vehicle accident in Jamaica Plain, the individual operating the other vehicle has been charged with Homicide by Motor Vehicle while Operating Under the Influence.

At about 4:49 AM, on Friday, December 22, 2017, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Columbus Ave and Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers observed a motor vehicle accident involving two cars with multiple injuries. An occupant of one of the vehicles, 56-year-old Emanuel Cabral of Boston, was pronounced deceased at the scene.      

After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, members of the BPD’s Homicide Fatal Collision Investigative Team were able to determine and establish that the operator of the vehicle that contributed to Mr. Cabral’s death was operating under the influence of alcohol.  That individual, Joseph Kayode, 32, of Lynn has been charged with Homicide by Motor Vehicle while Operating Under the Influence. Kayode is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court tomorrow, Friday, December 29, 2017. 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Hilltop Street and Lenoxdale Avenue

 

At about 3:15 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Hilltop Street and Lenoxdale Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a male who appeared to be in his 20's suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 48-year-old David L. Charlebois of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of 150 Wellington Hill Street, Mattapan

 

At about 9:08 PM on Sunday, December 24, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 150 Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan. While officers were on scene, they learned of a victim that had self-applied to an area hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds which were determined to be related to the shots fired incident. The 19-year-old male victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

BPD Detectives Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Individual in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 344 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

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The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the above pictured individual in relation to an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

The original facts surrounding the investigation are as follows: At about 7:15 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 344 Bowdoin Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as 17-year-old Phillip Demings of Weymouth.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of Hilltop Street and Lenoxdale Avenue

 

At about 3:15 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Hilltop Street and Lenoxdale Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a male who appeared to be in his 20's suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: BPD Seeking Public's Help in Identifying Suspect Relative to Death Investigation in the Area of 69 Boston Street

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person portrayed in the enclosed video relative to a death investigation that occurred on October 17, 2017 inside the Holiday Inn in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester. The facts of the incident are as follows:

At about 4:15 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a male in his mid-20s inside the hotel suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Joshua Briggs, 22, of Dorchester.

During a four-month-long investigation, BPD homicide detectives were able to gather evidence, identify, and receive warrants for four suspects responsible for Briggs’ death. On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, officers arrested 27-year-old John Collins of Dorchester, 24-year-old Michael Reynolds of Roxbury, 24-year-old James Coleman of Milton, and 29-year-old Errin Crawford of Roxbury and charged them with Murder, Armed Home Invasion, and Armed Robbery in Boston Municipal Court. Collins and Reynolds were both additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

BPD Homicide detectives are now seeking the identification of a fifth suspect (seen in video) relative to this death investigation. The male suspect may go by the name “Randy” or nickname “Randy Boy” and was seen on video wearing a hooded sweatshirt described as a “Levi Strauss Men’s Madrid Logo Hoodie Sweatshirt” (pictured) and a jacket described as a “Zumiez American Stitch Tiger Eagle Navy Souvenir Jacket” (pictured).

These pictures are released for identification purposes only. This person is NOT wanted at this time.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

BPD Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Effort to Identify Motor Vehicle Wanted in Connection to Road Rage Incident in area of 61 Exeter Street

Investigators from District D-4 (South End) are releasing images and asking for the public’s help in efforts to locate or identify the motor vehicle seen in the photos. The vehicle, believed to be a dark or black-colored SUV, was seen fleeing the area of a non-fatal stabbing incident which occurred last night, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at about 11:38 PM. At that time, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person stabbed in area of 61 Exeter Street. On arrival, officers located a female victim suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officers learned that the victim was stabbed during an apparent road rage incident between two vehicles which occurred in the area of Exeter and Boylston Streets. According to the victim, a passenger in the vehicle being sought by investigators approached the victim while seated in the passenger seat of her vehicle and stabbed her. The suspect vehicle was last seen travelling in reverse the wrong way on Exeter Street back on to Boylston Street where it was then seen travelling at a high rate of speed down Boylston Street before taking a left onto Dartmouth Street.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-4683.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Investigation Update: Four Suspects Charged in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 69 Boston Street in Dorchester

 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 4:15 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a male in his mid-20s inside the hotel suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Joshua Briggs, 22, of Dorchester.

Earlier today, on Wednesday December 20, 2017, John Collins, 27, of Dorchester, Michael Reynolds, 24, of Roxbury, James Coleman, 24, of Milton and Errin Crawford, 29, of Roxbury were all charged with Murder, Armed Home Invasion and Armed Robbery in Boston Municipal Court. Collins and Reynolds were both additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Said Commissioner Evans: “I want to commend the Boston Police Homicide Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for their work on this case. Thanks to their combined efforts, four individuals are now charged with the murder of Joshua Briggs. Making sure that those responsible are held accountable is one of the ways we can help bring some level of comfort to the victim’s family and loved ones.”

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 344 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester

 

At about 7:15 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 344 Bowdoin Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his late teens suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Murder Suspect in Connection to Death Investigation in area of Orleans & Marginal Sts in E. Boston

 

Less than 24 hours after a fatal shooting incident in East Boston, the suspect responsible for the shooting is behind bars. Earlier today, BPD Homicide Detectives and members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Thorus O’Brien, 18, of Brockton and charged him with Murder. O’Brien is expected to be arraigned in East Boston District Court tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “I want to commend my officers and detectives for their outstanding and ongoing commitment to keeping people safe and the fast-moving investigation that preceded the swift arrest of the suspect wanted in connection to this case. Thanks to their hard work, a dangerous individual was taken into police custody less than 24 hours after the incident. Without a doubt, an arrest like this makes our city a safer place and, hopefully, sends a loud, clear message that gun violence will not be tolerated in our city and anyone who thinks otherwise will be dealt with swiftly and severely.”

Facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: Yesterday, at about 4:41pm, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Orleans & Marginal Streets in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. That victim has since been identified as Duncan Ketter, 21, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of Orleans & Marginal Streets in East Boston

 

At about 4:41 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2017, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Orleans & Marginal Streets in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans Releases Statement on Indictment of Female Officer

Today, on Friday, December 8, 2017, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans suspended Officer Monicka Stinson, 37, of Dorchester, without pay after she was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury. The indictment comes as part of an ongoing investigation jointly conducted by the Boston Police Homicide Unit, the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit, and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Commissioner Evans placed Stinson on Administrative Leave pending an ongoing Homicide and Anti-Corruption Division investigation. That investigation led to today’s indictment.

Said Commissioner Evans, “I hold my officers to the highest of standards and expect them to cooperate with investigations regardless of any personal connections to those involved. News of today's indictment sends a strong message that no one is above the law and that this conduct will not be tolerated. Incidents like this can erode the trust that my officers work at building each and every day in the communities we serve. I commend the work of my Homicide Detectives and Anti-Corruption Detectives who investigated this case from the beginning. As difficult as the outcome can be, it is our duty to follow the investigation wherever it leads."

Stinson is a 10-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who was hired in July of 2007. She is charged with Witness Interference and Obstruction of Justice.

Where this remains an active investigation, the BPD is unable to provide any further details at this time. 

BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Seek Public’s Help to Locate Suspect Wanted for Murder

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection to a homicide investigation in South Boston. Twenty-eight-year-old Marquis Martin is wanted by virtue of a felony warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder. The suspect is 5’7” tall and weighs 170 pounds. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

The original facts of the investigation are as follows:  At about 7:48 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 7 Peninsula Place, Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as 30-year-old David Cole of South Boston.

Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of the suspect is strongly urged to call 911 immediately or contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in Area of Parker and Tremont Streets in Roxbury

 

At about 7:47 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Parker and Tremont Streets in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located three adult males suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported to area hospitals for further treatment of their injuries. One of the victims, a male believed to be in his late teens, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating and reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “As is the case with any death investigation, cooperation from anybody who may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may have seen something or knows something can make all the difference when it comes to solving these crimes. My officers tell me there were a lot of witnesses in the area at the time of the shooting and we would certainly be grateful for any information they might possess and, hopefully, be willing to share.” 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.